|Inaugural Members Inducted to the Canadian Eventing Hall of Fame||| Print ||
September 18, 2009 — The Canadian Eventing Committee is pleased to announce the inaugural members of the Canadian Eventing Hall of Fame. The recipients were selected from over fifty nominations and chosen in recognition of their contributions to the development of the sport of eventing in Canada.
The inductees will be honoured at the Canadian Eventing Hall of Fame Gala Dinner which will be held November 7, 2009, at the Metropolitan Hotel, 108 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON.
The 1956 Olympic Bronze Medal Team
As the second team to ever compete at an Olympic Games for Canada in the eventing competition this was the first team to put Canadian Eventing onto the world stage.
Crusader — owned by David Wilding-Davies and Russell Smith, and ridden by David Wilding Davies, this appendix quarter horse gelding rose through the ranks of eventing winning a Gold Medal at the North American Young Riders Championships in 1985 and catapulting David onto the world stage by competing at many international competitions and being selected for World Championship and Olympic Game teams. “George,” as he was known to those around him, was an unlikely eventing star who went well beyond his days as a mountain pack horse.
Barbara Kemp — as a competitor, judge, international official in both dressage and eventing, Pony Club supporter and organizer, Barbara contributed to every aspect of equestrian sport in Canada and around the world. Perhaps her greatest achievement was to be appointed cross country course designer for the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games Three Day Event competition. She was the first and only woman to do so in history.
About Canadian Eventing
Canadian Eventing is the committee of Equine Canada responsible for the sport of eventing in Canada from the grassroots to the international level. The Canadian Eventing Committee is comprised of 12 members, including two rider representatives elected by the Elite Riders Association. Directed by the Strategic Plan for Eventing, all Eventing activities are administered by this committee via six sub-committees with the support of an eventing manager based at the Equine Canada office in Ottawa. For more information about Canadian Eventing, visit www.equinecanda.ca and select disciplines then Eventing.
About Equine Canada
Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism. A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry. Equine Canada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit equinecanada.ca.